Dr Jesse Lazear was represented on several pieces of art. In the last decade of 1800 he researched many diseases but may be best heralded because he established that yellow fever was spread by mosquitos, not by human contact. To make his point to the disbelievers he purposely let himself be bitten by an infected mosquito. He died of yellow fever at age 34 to prove his point. Hence his inclusion among the medical innovators.
Jim pointed out to us that the multiple representations of death are a part of the story of the art of healing. There are 35 instances of miracles in the Bible and 23 of them tell of healing.
There are a set of American history kneelers in a Chapel done in needle point by very skilled volunteers. Among the 5 kneelers of nurses are those for Walt Whitman and Harriet Tubman who contributed significantly to the battlefield injuries. I mention these two because they are commonly known for other skills and it was surprising information. And since our group is going on the Harriet Tubman tour in Maryland next month, it seemed especially relevant.